OKLAHOMA CITY - A contraband investigation at the Oklahoma County Jail led to multiple arrests, including jail employees.
"I teach ethics, and I use cases like this as an example to employees and to new employees coming through the academy as to what temptations they will face when they get here,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel.
Whetsel said an Armor contracted nurse, Kylie Greer, and a jail employee, Chelsye Bacon, allegedly smuggled drugs and cell phones into the jail for inmates.
"It's an ongoing problem that any jail, any prison continues to have is the introduction of contraband,” Whetsel said.
However, this was not the only investigation involving Greer.
"She was also being investigated for her contacts with at least one inmate inside the jail, possibly, at least, romantic appearing contacts,” Whetsel said.
In the arrest affidavit, Greer admitted to having a friendship with an inmate, stating he used a smuggled cell phone to communicate with her.
Greer and Bacon were arrested and charged with possession of contraband in a penal institution.
Bacon was also charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and possession of controlled substance in the presence of a minor after marijuana was found in her daughter’s closet during a search of her home.
"Thank God it's a small number. It's a very small number of employees that got involved, but they get enticed by money,” Whetsel said.
He said these types of situations are not uncommon.
"At that point in time, they don't care about their future, they don't care about their family, they don't care about much anything else other than the financial aspect of it,” Whetsel said.
Again, the investigation is still ongoing.